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2008-06-18 18:00:38

By ELISABETH HULETTE Staff Writer Mary blended into the sea of blue and white gowns last week at Annapolis High School's graduation. But she didn't quite fit in. Her report cards have been full of A's and B's and her dreams are just as lofty - she wants to be a psychologist. But while her classmates move on to college, she'll be looking for a job where her employers won't ask questions. Mary (not her real name) is an undocumented immigrant, which means that to attend a state...

2006-06-15 18:32:38

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - A spike in the number of murders of gang members and criminals in El Salvador is raising concern that resurgent death squads are carrying out "social cleansing," the Catholic Church said on Thursday. Last year, 3,812 people were murdered in the Central American nation where a civil war between Marxist guerrillas and the right-wing government raged from 1980 to 1992, up from 2,993 killed in 2004. Church lawyers said in a report that the killings...

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2006-06-15 15:46:18

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Angela Fillingim grew up knowing she had been adopted as a baby during El Salvador's bloody civil war. But it wasn't until she took a high school Spanish class that she really began wondering about her past. Was she an orphan? Was there a family she had never met living far away? The answers for Fillingim and others searching for lost relatives may lie in a new DNA database created by the California Justice Department and the University of California, Berkeley, Human...

2006-05-16 17:40:00

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Tropical forests that house El Salvador's famed coffee plantations and provide habitat for migrating birds are being depleted at an alarming rate, scientists warned on Tuesday. Between 2001 and 2004, the country lost 21,025 hectares of forest-covered coffee farms, Mario Acosta, president of El Salvador's Foundation for Coffee Research (Procafe), said. El Salvador last year planted around 161,000 hectares of coffee, the vast majority of it grown on wooded plantations....

2006-05-06 12:55:34

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Street riots, decapitations of police officers by drug gangs and the worst union conflict in years have raised tension in Mexico's presidential race with the government under fire for its handling of the violence. Thousands of police swarmed a town near Mexico City this week to free fellow officers taken hostage in riots that left a 14-year-old boy dead and led to scores of arrests. The violence, triggered by a dispute with police over...

2006-05-04 17:04:43

By Noel Randewich SAN SALVADOR ATENCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of riot police firing tear gas forced their way into a rebellious town near Mexico City on Thursday to hunt for fellow officers taken hostage in a riot that left at least one person dead. Scores of police clad in body armor sweeping into the fractious farming town of San Salvador Atenco, 15 miles north of Mexico City, and hauling off bleeding protesters amid peasants armed with sticks, machetes and Molotov...

2006-05-04 09:50:57

By Noel Randewich SAN SALVADOR ATENCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Over 1,000 riot police firing tear gas flooded into a town at the edge of Mexico City on Thursday to hunt for agents taken hostage in a riot sparked by flower traders that left at least one dead. National television images showed police clad in body armor sweeping into the frequently fractious farming town of San Salvador Atenco, 15 miles north of Mexico City, and hauling off bleeding protesters. Violence exploded in the area...

2006-05-04 00:55:41

SAN AGUSTIN, El Salvador (Reuters) - Friends and relatives of Cruz Hernandez's gathered on Wednesday to celebrate her 128th birthday, a milestone that might make her the world's oldest person. Hernandez, who relatives say spends most of her time dozing and no longer speaks, was surrounded by some 200 people at her party, some bearing a cake and others dressed as Salvadoran mythological heroes. According to national records, Hernandez was born on May 3, 1878, in one of the country's...

2006-05-03 23:28:37

By Daniel Aguilar SAN SALVADOR ATENCO, Mexico (Reuters) - A protest by flower vendors erupted into a clash between machete-wielding peasants and riot police on Wednesday, leaving one person dead and several held hostage. Fifty police officers were injured, 11 seriously, state Gov. Enrique Pena Nieto said, and about 100 people were arrested. Angry demonstrators from the town of San Salvador Atenco, 15 miles north of Mexico City, cornered 11 policemen and were holding them hostage at...

2006-04-18 19:16:17

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - The presidents of Honduras and El Salvador stood on their border and shook hands on Tuesday, formally burying a boundary squabble that dates back to a short but bloody 1969 conflict dubbed "The Soccer War." Presidents Manuel Zelaya of Honduras and Tony Saca of El Salvador met at the tiny border town of El Poy to ratify their 233 mile border, which had been in dispute since the 1969 "Soccer War" killed some 5,000 people in brief...


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Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

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2007-12-18 13:00:42

The Blue-and-white Mockingbird (Melanotis hypoleucus), is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist mountain vegetation and heavily degraded former forest.

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